David Coulthard1971-03-27 (age 49)
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The latest episode in Autosport’s Race of My Life podcast series is David Coulthard, on a day that the 13-time Grand Prix winner took the fight to Michael Schumacher – and won. And swore at him in doing so!
The 2000 Spanish Grand Prix was a resounding 1-2 finish for McLaren, as it bounced back from a Ferrari-dominated start to the season to get Mika Hakkinen’s title defense back on track. But the bravery of David Coulthard, to not only take part so soon after a near-death experience but to finish second, was the real talking point of the weekend.
David Coulthard’s victory in the 1999 British Grand Prix had rather fallen his way, helped by McLaren teammate Mika Hakkinen’s retirement when a wheel flew off and Michael Schumacher’s brutal exit at Stowe that broke his leg. Twelve months later at Silverstone, DC would win again – this time, without any gifts from rivals.
David Coulthard enjoyed a successful 15-year stint in Formula 1 during which he raced for Williams, McLaren and Red Bull. As he turns 49 on Friday, we recount all 13 of grand prix victories.
In 1966 Bruce McLaren founded his Formula 1 team which went on to become a world beater, with 12 drivers’ championships and eight constructors’ titles, via 182 grand prix victories – making it the second most successful squad in history. Here are all of its F1 cars…
Former Williams, McLaren and Red Bull star David Coulthard believes that Formula 1 drivers only truly reach their peak once they’ve passed 30 years of age – not because they get faster, but as they make better decisions both on and off the track.
The Jaguar XJ220C raced to a short-lived class victory at Le Mans by David Coulthard, David Brabham and John Nielsen is being auctioned
Four-time Formula 1 world champion Sebastian Vettel and this year's Race of Champions winner David Coulthard are the first drivers to be announced for the 2019 RoC in Mexico.
David Coulthard won the 2018 Race Of Champions, defeating former WRC champion Petter Solberg in the final at the King Fahad International Stadium in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.